Error message when attempting to backup Active Directory

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Active Directory
Backup
Volume Shadow Copy
When I performed a backup of Active Directory, I received this message. Backup Status _______________ Operation: Backup Active backup destination: File Media name: "Backup.bkf created 6/28/2008 at 9:42 AM" Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1. Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:0x80042301. Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:80042301 Aborting Backup. Do you have any idea what this is and how I can fix it? Thanks.

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Assuming that you have Exchange installed:

*Open Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. Locate the Group that user is a member of (ie, Administrators)

*Select Exchange Tasks, then select Unhide Membership.
*Run REPADMIN /SYNCALL and REPADMIN /REPLICATE
*Make sure there is enough space in Tape or drive
*Also check the following

Update is available that fixes various Volume Shadow Copy Service issues in Windows Server 2003.

If that does not solve your issue check this out: we had a similar issue and there were VSS events in the event viewer like so:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: VSS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 12302
Date: 14/08/2003
Time: 17:45:10
User: N/A
Computer: N7J8S6
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: An internal inconsistency was
detected in trying to contact shadow copy service writers. Please
check to see that the Event Service and Volume Shadow Copy Service are
operating properly.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Data:
0000: 42 55 45 43 58 4d 4c 43 BUECXMLC
0008: 33 36 32 34 00 00 00 00 3624….
0010: 42 55 45 43 58 4d 4c 43 BUECXMLC
0018: 33 35 39 34 00 00 00 00 3594….

Event Type: Error
Event Source: VSS
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5013
Date: 14/08/2003
Time: 17:45:10
User: N/A
Computer: N7J8S6
Description:
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Shadow Copy writer Microsoft Writer
(Bootable State) called routine CVssWriterShim::Initialize which
failed with status 0×80042301 (converted to 0x800423f4).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Data:
0000: 57 53 48 43 4f 4d 4e 43 WSHCOMNC
0008: 32 32 33 30 00 00 00 00 2230….
0010: 57 53 48 57 53 48 4d 43 WSHWSHMC
0018: 33 31 31 35 00 00 00 00 3115….

Then when running the command “VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS”
we would get the following error:

vssadmin 1.0 – Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative commmand-line
tool

Error: 0x8000ffff

This identifies the problem – you should reset the SystemSetupInProgress and/or UpgradeInProgress registry values to “0″

This should fix the backup problem.

You might use the following commands

REG.EXE ADD HKLM\system\setup /v SystemSetupInProgress /t REG_DWORD /d
0 /f
REG.EXE ADD HKLM\system\setup /v UpgradeInProgress /t REG_DWORD /d 0
/f

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